Domestic violence call ends with one dead in officer-related shooting
Aug 24, 2023, 7:17 AM | Updated: 11:00 am
(Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio)
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A domestic violence call resulted in the death of a man in an officer-involved shooting.
According to Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department, officers responded to a call just after 9 p.m. Wednesday night in a neighborhood between 6200 and 7000 South in Salt Lake County
Another call to the home came in around midnight.
“When our officers arrived at the scene, they encountered 46-year-old Aaron Zimmerman. He was outside and he produced a gun and our officers fired at him and ultimately killing him,” said Cutler. “There were four other people in the home when it occurred. All adults, no injuries to any of them or to our officers.”
The scene remains active as authorities wait for the medical examiner to arrive. The investigation has been turned over to the Officer Involved Critical Incident team, led by Salt Lake City Police. The officers involved have been put on leave during the investigation.
Cutler went on to say, ” If you need assistance there is a ton of resources out there. If you’re involved in a domestic violence relationship, please reach out get those resources early so that we don’t have things end in this in this manner.”
If you or someone you know are experiencing trouble linked to domestic violence, the following resources are available to you.
Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine
If LINKLine advocates are experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
StrongHearts Native Helpline
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